When recalling Link Wray’s shivering guitar classic, “Rumble,” Martin Scorsese marvels, “It is the sound of that guitar... the aggression.” Wray was the first to deploy thumping power chords and hone distortion, carving out a new guitar sound that influenced rock and roll forever. Using playful re-creations and little-known stories, alongside concert footage, audio archives, and interviews with living legends, this deeply insightful film cements how some of our most treasured artists and songs found their inspiration in ancient, native melodies and harmonies that were infused with a desire to resist. You’ll never listen to your favorite rock and roll classics the same way again.
Screening will be followed by a community discussion with Rhonda LeValdo (Radio Host, KKFI’s “Native Spirit” and Media Communications Professor, Haskell Indian Nations University), Mike Stewart (Professor of Indigenous and American Indian Studies, Haskell Indian Nations University) and Dr. Dan Wildcat (Director of the Environmental Research Studies Center- Haskell Indian Nations University).
Run Time: 102 min
Directed by: Catherine Bainbridge
Winner of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling, the Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary and the Audience Award at Hot Docs.
WHERE TO GO AFTER THE SHOW:
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